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Information for Voters

The 2018 Municipal Election Day is Monday October 22nd.  The City has many dates and times for voting. 

Are you on the Voters' List?

You must be on the Voters’ List before you can vote. If you were on the list as of September 7, you should have received a Voter Notification Card in the mail in September. Check if you're on the Voters' List and learn what to do if you're not on the list.

Information About Candidates

Our candidate listing includes the names of candidates running within each ward and school board and provides links to their websites and contact information, as provided by each candidate.

Key Dates

Tues, Sept 4 Voters' List​ available. Period for addition/correction of voter’s own name begins
Sat Oct 6Opening Voting Day City Hall Only 9am–2pm
Tues Oct 9 Apartment & Condo Voting 
Wed Oct 10 Apartment & Condo Voting
Long Term Care & Retirement Residence Voting 
Thurs Oct 11Apartment & Condo Voting​
Long Term Care & Retirement Residence Voting 
Fri Oct 12 Voting Bus  
Long Term Care & Retirement Residence Voting 
Sat Oct 13 Voting Bus  

Mon Oct 15 Voting Bus​  
Tues Oct 16 Voting Bus  
Wed Oct 17

Voting Bus

Thurs Oct 18 Advance Voting Day 1pm–8pm
Fri Oct 19 Advance Voting Day 1pm–8pm
Sat Oct 20Advance Voting Day 9am–5pm
Mon Oct 22 Final Voting Day 10am–8pm
Dec 1 Term of Office for newly elected Council commences​​​​

Voting Locations

Voting is available in more than 20 locations throughout Barrie, including a Voting Bus. View the locations and hours below, or use My Voting Locations to search for voting locations near you.

Permanent Advance Polls and Voting Day

Allandale Recre​ation Centre190 Bayview Dr.
Bayfield Mall320 Bayfield St.
City Hall70 Collier St.
Covenant Christian Reformed Church101 Ardagh Rd.
Dorian Parker Centre227 Sunnidale Rd.
East Bayfield Community Centre80 Livingstone St. E.
Ferris Lane Community Church of the Nazarene49 Ferris Lane
First Baptist Church550 Grove St. E.
Hi Way Pentecostal Church50 Anne St. N.
Holly Community Centre171 Mapleton Ave.
Hyde Park Public School72 The Queensway
Lampman Lane Community Centre59 Lampman Lane
Life Church Barrie211 Marsellus Dr.
Northwest Barrie United Church464 Ferndale Dr. N.
Painswick Library48 Dean Ave.
Parkview Centre for Seniors189 Blake St.
Southshore Community Centre205 Lakeshore Dr.
St. Catherine of Siena School111 Summerset Dr.
Surface Water Treatment Plant (SWTP)20 Royal Parkside Dr.
Tollendale Village274 Hurst Dr.​

Voting Bus

Introducing the Vote Bus: a fully accessible voting location that will visit scheduled locations throughout Barrie​. Check the schedule or use My Voting Locations to search for​ when the bus is at a location near you: 

Fri Oct 12
Centennial Park
No Frills Plaza
North Barrie Crossing​
Sat Oct 13
Barrie Molson Centre
Georgian Mall
Ferndale Woods Elementary School
Mon Oct 15
Allandale Recreation Centre
Georgian College
Zehrs (Big Bay Point)
Tues Oct 16
Shopper Drug Mart (Big Bay/Prince William)
Smart Centres - Sobeys Parking Lot
Zehrs - Bryne 
Wed Oct 17
Meridian Square
Kozlov Mall
Cedar Pointe Plaza​​

Long Term Care & Retirement Residences​

As per the Municipal Elections Act, any multi-unit residence with 75+ units and a common room can be an alternate voting location. 

Wed Oct 10

Grove Park Home for Seniors
RVH - Geriatrics & In-patient rehab
Owen Hill Care Community
Simcoe Terrace
Windermere Gardens Residence
Whispering Pines
Serenity Barrie Assisted Living
Thurs Oct 11
Barrie Manor
Vic Village Nursing Home
Mulcaster Mews
Coleman Care Centre
Woods Park Care Centre
Roberta Place - Long Term Care
Roberta Place Retirement Lodge
Fri Oct 12
IOOF Senior Citizens Home
Barrington Retirement Residences​
Ontario Long Term Home for the Deaf
Waterford Retirement Home
Mill Creek Care Centre
Mon Oct 22

–11:30am ​ 

Barrie Manor
RVH - Geriatrics & In-patient rehab
Owen Hill Care Community
Simcoe Terrace
Vic Village Nursing Home
Mulcaster Mews
Windermere Gardens Residence

Grove Park Home for Seniors​
Coleman Care Centre

Woods Park Care Centre
Whispering Pines​​​ 
Roberta Place - Long Term Care​
Roberta Place Retirement Lodge​
IOOF Senior Citizens Home​
Barrington Retirement Residences​
Ontario Long Term Home for the Deaf​
Waterford Retirement Home​
Mill Creek Care Centre​
Serenity Barrie Assisted Living​

Apartment & Condo Voting​

As per the Municipal Elections Act, any multi-unit residence with 75+ units and a common room can be an alternate voting location.

Tues Oct 9

Georgian Towers
Cedarwood Court
The Bay Club

Coral Living Centre
Edgehill Apartments
Barrie Anne Gardens
High Point Apartments
Marina Bay
Georgian College Residences
Wed Oct 10

Terraces at Heritage Square
33 Brooks Streets

Heather Forest Apartments
Summitview Apartments
Coulter Glen
Maplewood Condominium
181 Simcoe Condo Corp
Collier Place Seniors' Residence
Imperial Towers
Georgian Green
Thurs Oct 11

Ovenden Place
Sunnidale Place Apartments
Mill Creek

Three Links Co-op
Waterview and Grand Harbour
Bayshore SCC #159 - West Tower
Nautica Condos
Gateway Co-op
Lakeview Condo's

Frequently Asked Questions

What is this e​lection for?
Who can vote?
Who am I voting for?
What ward​ do I live in?
Where do I vote?
What identif​ication do I need to vote?
Is my name on the 2018 Municipal Election Voters' List?
I have voted in previous municipal elections and I live in Barrie. Should I still check to see if my name is on the 2018 Municipal Election Voters’ List?
How is the Voters' List compiled for Municipal Elections?
How can I find out if/when/where an "All Candidates​" m​eeting will be held?
Why are phone numbers and/or addresses not available for some of the candidates?
Is parking available at all voting places?

Yes. However, in some areas parking is limited. Parking at school locations may not be available during student pick up times (3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.). You can minimize parking challenges by walking, taking public transit or going to vote during non-peak voting times. Free transit passes are provided on your Voter Notification Card.

Is my employer obliged to give me time off work so I can vote?

A voter whose hours of employment are such that he or she would not otherwise have three consecutive hours to vote on October 22, 2018 is entitled to be absent from work for as long as it is necessary to allow for that amount of time. The absence shall be timed to suit the employer’s convenience as much as possible. The employer shall not make a deduction from the employee’s pay or impose any other penalty for the absence from work.

What type of assistance is available to the visually impaired?

The size of the text on ballots on the City of Barrie’s voting equipment is larger than a normal ballot. In addition, an elector can also request an “audio ballot.” The elector will utilize a set of headphones to follow the audio prompts to select their candidate(s) either by touching the screen next to the candidate’s name or by using the Braille-embossed navigation buttons located below the screen.

If I cannot mark my ballot on my own can I ask for assistance or bring a friend along to help me?

Yes. If you are unable to mark your ballot on your own you can ask any of the election officials for assistance. You may also bring a friend along to assist you. If doing so, you must swear an oath that you require assistance and your friend must swear an oath that they will vote as you instruct them.

Can I bring an interpreter with me?

Yes. You may ask anyone who is not a candidate or a scrutineer to act as an interpreter for you. They must swear an oath that they will faithfully translate any communication between you and the election officials. Interpreters may not go behind the voting screen with you or assist you in voting. The City of Barrie does not provide specific translation services.

How is my ballot counted?

The City of Barrie uses touch screen voting units to produce a completed ballot. The ballot is then scanned and the selections are counted. The total vote count is not available until after the polls close at 8 pm on October 22, 2018. The results from all voting locations will be produced after 8:00 p.m. on October 22nd.

Where can I get results of the election?

Unofficial results will be located on the City’s website at on October 22nd, after 8:00 p.m. (results to be updated as received). Official results will be available later in the week.

Local media outlets will begin to share results soon after the close of the voting at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, October 22nd. Results will also be projected in the Council Chambers on the second floor of City Hall, 70 Collier Street.  

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